Join our Lombok Surf Retreat for a tropical week in the waves
We’ve lined up a tropical luxe retreat on the island of Lombok in Indonesia and we’re calling on all our lady slider friends to join us! Whether you’re new to surfing or want to focus on progression, our local coaches have got you covered. Here’s what you can expect:
SURF COACHING For ANY ability level. Our local surf coaches will find you the friendliest waves from dreamy beach breaks to mellow reef breaks accessed by boats.
LUXE RETREAT Stay in tropical luxury at a private retreat perched on a hill with stunning ocean views, an infinity pool, restaurant, spa and a stunning yoga shala.
RESTORATIVE YOGA Yoga and mobility sessions are included throughout the week to give your body a good stretch and prepare you for the upcoming days in the water.
HEALTHY MEALS Healthy, hearty, tasty and colourful breakfasts, dinners and snacks made from the freshest locally sourced ingredients.
SURF PHOTOGRAPHY You’ll get to take away that perfect surf shot with professional surf photography.
WHO IS THIS FOR Anyone who wants to surf, relax, get outdoors, laugh, try something new, enjoy a cocktail or two, catch some rays, eat great food and connect with other surfing women.
27 May - 3 June, 2023
7 Nights I 6 Days Surf Coaching
AUD $1,990 twin share
AUD $2,390 single share
AUD $2,650 king deluxe
✓ First Time / Novice Surfers
✓ Intermediate Surfers
WHY TRAVEL WITH MINT WOMEN
In a rapidly changing travel industry it’s important to know that your travel provider is accredited, accountable and responsible. We are a registered member of AFTA and IATA and conduct business in accordance with the ATAS Charter and Code of Conduct. When you travel with Mint you can have peace of mind that you are booking with a qualified and established travel operator with over
You’ll stay a tropical luxe hilltop retreat with incredible ocean views. The sun-drenched open-plan living areas are the perfect place to relax with the girls after our surf sessions. The infinity pool with expansive ocean views is the perfect spot for a sunset cocktail. The tranquil bedrooms have high quality linen, AC, day-beds and tropical outdoor bathrooms.
12 Hours of Surf Coaching
Super-charge your progression with a huge 12 hours of surf coaching over the course of the week. We know that's a lot, but we also know that more time in the water under the guidance of coaches means real progression. The spaghetti arm feels will be real, but you're guaranteed walk away with a new found confidence in your ability.
Your local surf coaches will find you the friendliest waves from dreamy beach breaks to mellow reef breaks accessed by boats. Each day they will transport you to the best locations. Whether you’re new to surfing or want to focus on progression, our local surf coaches have got you covered.
Surf Theory & Video Analysis
Throughout the week we will run a number of surf theory and land drill sessions, which also includes video analysis. We’ll discuss equipment, boards, wax, fins, winds, tides, when and where to surf, and answer all your burning surf questions. If you need advice on the right equipment; from boards and wetsuits through to wax and legropes, our coaches will happily point you in the right direction.
We’ve included various yoga and mobility sessions throughout the week to give your body a good stretch and prepare you for the upcoming days in the water. It’s a great opportunity to work on your mobility but also to relax your mind.
We’ve lined up a professional surf photographer to capture all the action plus you'll get to track your surfing progress through video analysis.
Like all our tours, there is always an emphasis on great food. Healthy, hearty, tasty and colourful breakfast, dinner and snacks made from the freshest locally sourced ingredients are included for your stay. We can cater to various dietary requirements (vegan, vegetarian and gf).
Only the best!
We want your holiday to be as comfortable as possible, so that’s why you’re staying at a luxury retreat. Our rooms have high quality linen air-conditioning, daybeds, plenty of room for your equipment and thoughtful touches like sustainable bathroom toiletries. There is also an in-house spa and restaurant.
Get in touch for more info.
DAILY SURF SESSIONS
Our local coaches are on-hand to make sure your time in the water is fun and make sure that you progress your skills on a daily basis. The surf sessions usually take around 4 hours of your day with 2 full hours in the water. All the surf spots are a 15-40-minute drive away, plus a short 5-10 minute boat ride as majority of the breaks are reef breaks. We will split you into small groups based on the surf level. The student to instructor ratio is 2:1 to ensure safety and full attention.
WHERE WE SURF
Complete beginners start their surfing adventure at a dreamy beach break where you simply walk into the water waist deep to catch your first waves and get familiar with the board. The reef breaks for advanced beginners, intermediate and advanced levels are in equally beautiful locations accessed by a short boat ride. Our goal is to show you a variety of surf spots throughout the week.
BEGINNER & NOVICE SURF COACHING
Our Beginner 'Foundation Sessions’ are for women who are starting their surfing journey. We’ll cover topics ranging from leashes to etiquette to fin selection to properly waxing your board to the turtle roll, and catching waves – from whitewater to green waves. These sessions will provide an essential foundation of knowledge and answer all your surfing questions.
INTERMEDIATE SURF COACHING
Our Intermediate ‘Progression Sessions’ are for women who want to take their surfing to the next level. You might feel comfortable catching waves, getting into the lineup, and practicing proper surf etiquette, and now you'd like to refine your technique on the surfboard. Our coaches will share their lifetime of insights and expertise.
There is an art to capturing beautiful surf imagery, which is why we've enlisted the help our our a local professional surf photographer. These aren't your average happy snaps from a surf camp, our photographer will join us in the water for a few of our surf sessions. You’ll get to track your surfing progress through photo and video analysis.
YOGA & OTHER
Aside from surfing, throughout the week you'll get yoga sessions, a film night, a number of surf theory and land drill sessions, surf strength training, video analysis and we'll share a local workshop with you where you'll learn the ancestral way of making coconut oil, sambal and Lombok coffee, a sunset trip and of course there's plenty of time to relax by the pool.
Deluxe King (private)
The most spacious and luxe out of all rooms for some extra comfort. This luxe room features a outdoor rain shower and a bathtub. Only 2 of these special rooms available so book early!
Single Room (private)
A very spacious room with a comfy king-size bed. Perfect for a solo traveller who wants some privacy.
Twin Room (shared)
This room is perfect for sharing with friends or if you choose the sharing option, where we pair you up with another traveller. 2 comfy beds and 2 safety boxes.
DAY 1 – ARRIVAL DAY
Welcome to Lombok! Fly into Lombok International Airport and be met on arrival by your driver. Load the van and travel to our accommodation where you’ll be given a warm welcome from our team and a tour of the retreat. Unpack, relax and grab a drink, take a dip and enjoy the ocean views. Once everyone has arrived, we’ll hold a welcome session and go over our itinerary for the week. In the evening enjoy a welcome dinner where you can chat, relax and get ready for the adventure ahead.
DAY 2 TO 7 – SURF DAYS
Each day will follow a similar format. Our morning starts with a healthy breakfast with a selection of creative breakfast options, tea and coffee while taking in the ocean views right from our dining table. Then it’s time for surf.
Each day we will have a surf coaching session. The surf sessions typically take around 4 hours so we have a session in the morning so you have plenty of time to relax in the afternoon. We’ll plan our surf sessions around the wind and tide, so surf times can vary each day. We’re fortunate to have many surf spots within easy reach that work on various tides and winds. Once at the beach, we’ll split into 2 groups so you’re learning with women who are of a similar ability level. Our small groups are the key to your progression. Each session, you’ll get 2 hours in the surf with our coaches who will give you the direction, expertise and confidence you need to progress. We will also have our professional surf photographer on hand to shoot some of the sessions from both land and in the water. And trust us, they are a pro at capturing you from your best angle and making you look good!
After surfing, we’ll have a surf snack and then we’ll head back to the retreat. You’ve got time to relax by the pool, enjoy some lunch, get a massage and catch some rays. Some days there will be a restorative yoga session where you can give your body a good stretch and prepare yourself for the upcoming days in the water. We’ll also have a local workshop where you can learn how coconut oil, sambal and coffee is made in Lombok, plus we’ll have a movie night, and a sunset cliff-top yoga session. Each day the plan will be slightly different.
Each evening we’ll regroup for dinner back at the retreat, but before dinner, enjoy sunset drinks with the girls overlooking the ocean. Then sit down for a group dinner with your coaches and discuss the happenings of the day.
DAY 8 – DEPARTURE DAY
As always our morning starts with breakfast tea and coffee. Then it’s time to say goodbye and we transfer you back to Lombok Airport and hope to see you back in the waves soon!
Whether you’re new to surfing or looking to sharpen up your skills, we’ve got you covered. Each day you will surf with similar level surfers. We will have coaching sessions available for the following ability levels:
SURFING FUNDAMENTAL SESSIONS
You have never surfed before or have limited surfing experience. You will learn the fundamentals of surfing including:
- Pop up techniques
- Board control
- How to catch white water waves unassisted
- Reading the ocean-weather, tides, rips
- The lineup, water safety and etiquette
SURFING PROGRESSION SESSIONS
You might identify as an intermediate surfer who can catch and stand up on small green waves with success some of the time. You want to catch more waves, fall less and learn how to refine your technique on the surfboard. We will tailor the session based on your ability and some of the topics we may cover are:
- The lineup, water safety and etiquette
- Positioning on the wave and navigating different parts of the wave
- How to catch more waves, better waves and positioning in the line-up
- Turning, trimming and cross-stepping
- How to improve paddle power
- Improving your stance
- Mastering the turtle roll
7 NIGHTS LUXURY ACCOMMODATION
For 7 nights you will stay at a luxury Surf Retreat in Lombok. We have twin and single share rooms available. Our rooms all have comfortable beds with high quality linen, plenty of room for your equipment, air-conditioning, fan, free wifi, desk, minibar, safety box, indoor/outdoor daybed, tropical outdoor bathroom, wardrobe, private terrace, sustainable toiletries and blackout curtains.
DAILY SURF COACHING SESSIONS
Fast-track your surfing progression with more water time. We include 6 surf coaching sessions during the week. Each session you will spend 2 hours in the water with our qualified coaches. You’ll enjoy the personalised attention as we limit our group sizes and the guest to coach ratio is 2 : 1. You’ll always learn with similar ability level surfers.
If you don’t have your own equipment we’ll provide you with everything you need. Alternatively if you’re looking to get your own gear, we’re more than happy to provide you with recommendations on what to buy either before or during the tour.
SURF PHOTOGRAPHY SESSIONS
We’ll have a professional surf photographer on hand to capture all the action from the water.
Breakfast includes a selection of creative options every morning. All dietary requirements are catered for.
Like all our tours, there is always an emphasis on great food. Each night you’ll enjoy deliciously healthy dinners with a focus on local and organic produce.
Healthy post-surf snacks are included.
PRIVATE TRANSPORT TO THE SURF SPOTS & TOWN
Throughout the tour we’ll provide private transportation to and from the surf spots daily and a shuttle to the town centre.
We’ll provide door-to-door transfers from Lombok International Airport to the accommodation on arrival and departure day to make the trip a breeze.
SURFING TECH SESSIONS
Our coaches will run land-based a surf tech session and post surf video analysis which will cover everything from your set-up, surfboard selection, waxing and fins, when and where to surf, tides, winds and of course answer any questions.
You’ll get 3 yoga and mobility sessions throughout the week to give your body a good stretch and prepare you for the upcoming days in the water. It’s a great opportunity to work on your mobility but also to relax your mind.
SURF STRENGTH TRAINING
Conducted by a professional trainer and a surfer in our beautiful training space. Learn training principles which support strengthening for all fitness abilities from beginners to professionals in mobility, stability, flexibility, balance and high intensity movements.
SUNSET TRIP & MEDITATION
To finish the exciting week together, we will take you to one of the hills for a sunset meditation and pranayama practice. And we’ll let the evening flow from there. Could be a few sunset beers or a feet-in-the sand dance at the Surfers Bar in town.
COCO, SAMBAL & COFFEE WORKSHOP
We will show you the ancestral way of making coconut oil, sambal and spill out a few secrets of the Lombok coffee. You’ll also hear about the Sasak black magic (yes, Lombok is a place, where black magic is part of the daily life) and you’ll get to take some coconut oil home.
We invite you to join a surf film screening night. You will be able to vote on the film to be screened during your stay.
FULLY ESCORTED TOUR
You’ll have a host on-hand throughout the tour who is always available to assist.
We’ve got your back every step of the way.
#1 WE’RE ACCREDITED & ACCOUNTABLE
In a rapidly changing travel industry it’s important to know that your travel provider is accredited, accountable and responsible. Mint is a registered member of AFTA and IATA and conduct business in accordance with the ATAS Charter and Code of Conduct. When you travel with Mint you can have peace of mind that you are booking with a qualified and established travel operator with over 20 years of expertise.
#2 TRAVEL WITH THE EXPERTS
All our tours are guided by friendly, knowledgeable and expertly trained guides and coaches who are passionate about women’s surfing and each destination. Plus, when you hop on the phone with one of our staff, you know you’re speaking with someone who lives and breathes surf. Nobody gets you like we do.
#3 SMALL GROUP GUARANTEE
Whereas most companies try to squeeze as many clients per coach, we know offering one of the smallest client to guide ratio in the industry allows you to maximise your progression, and ultimately leads to a better experience for everyone. Our small groups allow greater manoeuvrability and ease of access to the best experiences a destination can offer.
#4 FULLY ESCORTED TOUR
One of the advantages of travelling with Mint is that you have dedicated guides and coaches for your entire tour. Our guides are on-hand from the moment you arrive, until we say goodbye on departure day. They are not only with you all day in the surf, they are also on-hand each evening. They are always more than happy to share their experience with you in the surf, and share a cocktail and some laughs at the end of the day.
#5 PRE-TOUR SUPPORT
After you sign up for this tour, you will receive pre-trip emails with specific information about your tour, the arrival and departure day process, information about the destination, packing suggestions, and other relevant information to help you prepare for your trip. In addition to this, you have access to our customer care team who are just a phone-call away. And as a full-service travel agent, we are able to take care of your flights, insurance, stopovers and pre or post tour arrangements.
#6 PARTICIPANT SCREENING PROCESS
We ensure that everyone who joins these trips are a good fit for the difficulty level. This helps ensure that you’re booked on the right tour, as are the other people joining you.
#7 LOCAL PARTNERSHIPS
Our long-standing relationships with local guides, local legends, professional athletes and local businesses allow us special access to places and people. Travelling with us, you go behind the scenes to get a close-up view of each destination. You’re enriched by the knowledge of our experts and local guides.
27 May – 3 June, 2023
WHY TRAVEL WITH MINT?
In a rapidly changing travel industry it’s important to know that your travel provider is accredited, accountable and responsible. Mint is a registered member of AFTA and IATA and conducts business in accordance with the ATAS Charter and Code of Conduct. When you travel with Mint you can have peace of mind that you are booking with a qualified and established travel operator with over 20 years of expertise. And as a full-service travel agent, we can take care of your flights, insurance, stopovers and pre-or post tour arrangements.
WHO IS THIS RETREAT SUITABLE FOR?
You don’t need to have any previous surf experience to surf with us. Our surf camps for women are geared to all abilities, from the total beginner to advanced and for any age. You must have basic swimming skills. To get the most of your retreat it is best to be in good physical health and injury free.
WHAT HAPPENS ON ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE DAY?
Once you’ve signed up for the tour we will send you through a comprehensive guide with details about the tour including the arrival and departure day process, recommended arrival and departure times and transportation information.
WHAT IF I’M TRAVELLING SOLO?
About 99% of our guests are travelling solo, so you’ll be in good company. Our groups generally mix well due to a shared interest in sport and an eagerness to explore all that a destination has to offer. If you are travelling solo and are happy to share a room, you will be paired with another guest to room with. We have a limited number of single share rooms available.
WHAT IS LOMBOK LIKE?
Lombok is a beautiful island located 25-minute flight from Bali. It is much less developped than its neighbour, Bali, and therefore is a perfect location for those who would like to experience pristine long white sand beaches, surround themselves with nature and enjoy a relaxed island vibe. The only traffic you will get here, are the water buffalos crossing the road. The south of Lombok (where we stay) is a surfers’ paradise. You will find here a variety of surf breaks suitable to different levels, which work all year long. You don’t have to worry about coming in the right season as Lombok offers surfing throughout the entire year.
WHAT WILL THE WEATHER BE LIKE?
This tour is running in dry season when the weather and water are warm. Like all Indonesian islands, Lombok has a tropical climate. While the weather is indeed humid, the good news is that it’s drier than Bali’s. The water is always warm, hovering around 27-29°C meaning no wetsuit required!
CAN I ARRIVE EARLY OR STAY ON AFTER THE TOUR?
For most tours you can arrive earlier or stay later. We can tailor the trip to suit your travel plans. Speak with one of our tour specialists when you are booking and they will be more than happy to assist.
WHO ARE THE COACHES?
You’ll be led by friendly, knowledgeable and local coaches who are passionate about sharing their knowledge. Our surf coaches are fun in the water but at the same time they always make sure that you progress your skills on a daily basis.
WHAT HAPPENS ONCE I’VE BOOKED?
Once you’ve booked your spot on the retreat, we will send you through a booking confirmation and provide updates about the tour including the arrival and departure day process, our retreat location, recommended arrival and departure times, what to pack and transportation information. We will send out a Pre Departure Guide 30 days prior to departure. Prior to the tour commencing we will invite you to a group chat which is managed by your tour manager and guides.
CAN I BRING MY FRIEND OR PARTNER WHO DOESN’T SURF?
Unfortunately due to limited space at our accommodation, we don’t have beds available for guests who are not participating in the surf retreat.
HOW DO I CHECK MY ABILITY LEVEL?
The best way to check if a tour is suited to your ability is by speaking with one of our retreat specialists. They will be able to determine if the tour you have selected is a good fit for your ability, as well as suggesting other tour options.
HOW DO I CHECK AVAILABILITY?
Speak with one of our tour specialists. As this is a small group tour with limited availability, it’s best to get in touch early to avoid disappointment.
WHAT EQUIPMENT SHOULD I BRING?
Once you sign up for the retreat we will send you through a list with ideas on what to bring. You don’t need any special equipment for this tour. We include all equipment for this trip, but if you have your own surfboard we recommend bringing it.
WHO WILL BE ON MY TOUR?
Your group will be made up of travellers from diverse backgrounds and will be varied in age. Our groups generally mix well due to a shared interest in surfing and an eagerness to explore all that this lifestyle has to offer.
IS SURF EQUIPMENT INCLUDED?
Yes. We’ll provide you with everything you need at no extra cost. However if you have your own surfboard, we highly recommend bringing it along.
AUD $1,990 Twin Shared Room (2 PAX shared room)
AUD $2,390 Single Private Room (1 PAX private room)
AUD $2,650 King Deluxe Room (1 PAX private room)
RESERVATION AND DEPOSIT
A 50% deposit is required to secure your spot, the balance is due 90 days prior to departure. Bookings close 23rd September unless sold out prior.
Bookings close 23rd September unless sold out prior.
If you would like some more information or a quote for the tour you can contact us by:
Click on ‘Enquire’ below and send us your details. Once we receive your request one of our Retreat Specialists will be in touch with a with a quote, availability and further details about the tour.
2. OVER THE PHONE
Call us and follow the prompts to speak to one of our retreat specialists.